High school students learning in our Wharton Global Youth online programs have the opportunity to virtually meet Wharton School graduates working in a variety of industries during our Alumni Chats hosted on the Wharton Global Youth Meetup online community.
Marissa Sawicki (WG’23) who helped teach our Leadership in the Business World on-campus classes this summer, sat down with Andrew Dudum (W’11), founder and full interview on the Wharton Global Youth YouTube channel.
In the meantime, Andrew helps us discover his Jack Abraham], or people in the company who say, ‘Hey, this is something I’m really interested in. Maybe we should put a little bit of money toward testing it and learning about it and seeing if there’s a demand for it; if customers want this.’ Over the years, we’ve tested hundreds of company concepts. When we have conviction that one of these ideas is going to work, we will create it as a legitimate company. We’ll invest millions of dollars in it directly. We’ll help build a team around that company, and then we will chaperone it as it gets older. It’s a really fun model because you are in at the ground level of building companies, and you do it over and over again.
Marissa: How do you manage having a hand in so many different startups?
Andrew: Jack and I have this really high bar for the things we should be working on versus what other people should be working on. [We are] high Source link